The Turkish navy will receive a new MİLGEMs with the greatest possible participation from the domestic industry. Except for the systems that require development, upgrading, nationalisation, and localisation, the ships will be comparable to MİLGEM's 5th ship.
The project's goal is to improve the essential expertise, experience, and infrastructure in warship construction in private sector shipyards charged with developing and maintaining the domestic defence industry.
Bidders must have a domestic shipyard or work with a domestic shipyard as a design subcontractor. It will also be essential for the tender to have conducted/executed a military surface platform design/construction project with the Presidency or formed businesses that meet this need.
TurDef has previously stated a high expectancy for the MILGEM I class to be included in the last (October dated) Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSIK). TurDef had also underlined that the decision could be either only for one ship (6th) or three ships together (6th, 7th, 8th ).